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Credit: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
Credit: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

5 Reasons to Soak Up the Sun This Spring in Indian Wells

With a Golf Course and Sandy Beach Pool, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Is the Perfect Spring Escape

Spring has officially sprung, and there’s no better time to enjoy a family vacation! So take that much-needed PTO and head to the desert for some sunshine and pool time. With Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa’s abundance of amenities and activities, fun for everyone awaits. Pack your bags, throw on your swimsuit and gear up for some fun in the sun! Family Vacation Palm Springs


1 | Catch Some Rays

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Soak up the sun at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa pool—the largest in the Greater Palm Springs area. The outdoor pool boasts a stunning view of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains and features plenty of space to kick back and relax as the little ones play. There’s ample room for lounging, swimming, sipping and splashing, and your kiddos will love the sandy beach pool! Don’t forget to book your VIP Cabana at for when the warm sun takes its toll.

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2 | Set Your Tee Time 

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Play a round of golf at the Players Course or Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort, where 36 holes surrounded by desert scenery await your arrival! Golf architect Clive Clark designed the Celebrity Course with curving fairways and water features that include trickling streams and split-level lakes that are joined by beautiful waterfalls. Architect John Fought designed the Players Course with a more traditional aesthetic, which features sculpted bunkers and breathtaking mountain views at nearly every hole. Both of these courses are just a short walk from Renaissance Esmeralda, so teeing off has never been easier!


3 | Trips to the Spa

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Spa Esmeralda offers a serene sanctuary for a day of rest and relaxation. Take advantage of the spa’s outdoor patio with cabana treatment rooms and luxury soaking tubs. Nothing says “I’m on vacation” like a therapeutic massage, deep-cleansing facial or a seasonal body scrub. Plus, this tranquil space features everything from steam rooms and relaxation lounges to a peaceful garden courtyard with a plunge pool. To book your treatment today visit,

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4 | Fun and Games

When traveling with kids, it’s essential to keep them entertained. As much as you may love lounging poolside, they prefer to stay busy. And lucky for you, Renaissance Esmeralda has everything they need for an action-packed vacation! The resort offers an abundance of spring activities, including everything from free bike rentals and family movie nights to outdoor games like table tennis and cornhole! Throughout the month of April, your kids can also enjoy access to an inflatable waterslide and arts and crafts at Camp Esmeralda!



5 | Up, Up and Away!

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When it comes to stepping off the property, the desert offers an assortment of action-packed things to do. One of our favorite day-trip activities includes a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car. This 10-minute journey takes riders along 2.5 miles of the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, eventually stopping at Mt. San Jacinto State Park. The tram cars rotate slowly, offering spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station, you and your crew can enjoy everything from observation decks and documentary theaters to restaurants, a gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails!

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Plan ahead and check out all there is to do on the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa’s up-to-the-minute activity site.


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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